“The Only Difference I See Is That I’m A Black Lady” Sha’Carri Richardson Calls Out Olympics For THIS Decision!

Sha’Carri calls out the Olympics!

Richardson had some words for the Olympics committee in regard to Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, 15, who was allowed the opportunity to stay and compete after testing positive for the banned heart drug Trimetazidine. The athlete expressed her criticism in lieu of not being allowed to compete in the 2021 Summer Olympics after testing positive for marijuana.

The U.S. track and field star took the world by storm last year with a winning time of 10.86 in the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials, qualifying her for Tokyo in the 100-meter individual race. Unfortunately, Richardson would later test positive for marijuana with Jenna Prandini taking her place.

The 21-year-old responded to a USA TODAY video clip revealing the Court of Arbitration for Sports’ decision to allow Valieva to compete in this year’s Winter Olympics.

“Can we get a solid answer on the difference of her situation and mines? My mother died and I can’t run and was also favored to place top 3. The only difference I see is I’m a black young lady.” Richardson responded.

Richardson explained that used marijuana to cope with her mother’s death, which she found out while at the Olympic trials. The athlete would continue to call out the Olympics for, what she feels, is a huge double standard.

“It’s all in the skin…Btw THC definitely is not a performance enhance!!!!” She continued.

Sarah Hirshland, the CEO for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, issued a statement saying the organization was “disappointed by the message this decision sends” in regard to the ruling by CAS:

Hirshland and Richardson were not the only ones who were disappointed in the Olympics decision to let Valieva compete. It was not long after social media heard the news that the public began to point out a discretion in the Olympic’s decision as well.

Sha’Carri Richardson Officially Out Of Tokyo Olympics After Failed Marijuana Test

 

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